"In the fields of
archaeology, geology, and astronomy the last few years have brought
a vast array of facts to corroborate the claims that there were
physical upheavals of a global character in historical times; that
these catastrophes were caused by extraterrestrial agents; and that
the nature of these agents may be identified.
The memory of the
cataclysms was erased, not because of lack of written traditions,
but because of some characteristic process that later caused entire
nations, together with their literate men, to read into these
traditions allegories or metaphors where actually cosmic
disturbances were clearly described."